Amazon Corporate LLC Director, Research in Seattle, Washington

Director, Research Job ID 369215 Location US-WA-Seattle Posted Date 11/28/2016 Company Amazon Corporate LLC Position Category Business Intelligence Recruiting Team .. Job DescriptionAmazon Connections is an innovative program that gives Amazonians a confidential and effective way to give feedback on the workplace and help shape the future of the company. By asking employees quick questions every day, Connections leverages real time information to learn more about their experiences and introduce positive changes with internal business partners around the world. Our goal is to help develop leaders who earn trust, remove barriers to excellence and make Amazon an inspiring place to work. Amazon Connections is looking for a strategic, results-oriented Director of Research to support a new and innovative research practice at Amazon. This role will be responsible for team leadership and development and inspiring innovative, significant research projects with a global scope in a highly matrixed organization. The successful candidate must have the ability to set vision, develop strategy and lead multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a very strong customer focus, is data-driven, has a strong bias for action and has the ability to independently lead research development and analysis in fast-paced environment. Your Role You are a thought leader partner. You earn trust through deeply understanding your stakeholders and invent new paths to diagnose and solve organizational challenges. You develop diverse strategies to serve diverse client groups. You guide your team through execution and develop and export top-performing talent. You generate unexpected insights through developing bold ideas. You are an expert, and influence deep-dives that lead to root causes. You deliver persuasive, evidence-based business cases for action and change that ultimately result in an improved employee experience. Job responsibilities Team leadership and mentoring. Establishing team and business research priorities, identifying and communicating risks and mitigation plans in collaboration with stakeholders; developing and maintaining goals, milestones and completion dates. Defining, driving and championing new technologies, collaborations, and improved processes to define, leverage, and implement world-class analysis including defining strategic business questions, implementing measures, data sources, methodology and study design, data set creation, analysis execution, interpretation, presentation and publication of results. Optimizing and using operational metrics to drive process improvement and efficiency with a focus on creating scalable, repeatable research methodologies Overseeing and tracking research, ensuring studies are documented and implementing continuous inspections of study design and data analysis. Basic Qualifications 8+ years of relevant research related experience 4+ years leading a team Expert in training teams in analyzing large quantities of data Expertise with MS Excel required In depth understanding of competing statistical analysis tools: R, SPSS, SAS Excellent written and verbal skills Excellent written/verbal communication skills and experience working with cross-functional teams Demonstrated ability to understand and apply technical concepts and communicate with technical teams Proven ability to thrive in a high energy environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel Master's degree Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Statistics, Survey Research or equivalent program Preferred Qualifications PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Statistics, Survey Research or equivalent program Fluency in one or more language other than English is preferred. Familiarity with the recent trends in employee engag